Oral history interview with Estelle Brodman, 1978. 1978


Brodman, Estelle, 1914-2007,. Oral history interview with Estelle Brodman, 1978.

Oral history interview with Estelle Brodman, 1978. 1978

Dr. Brodman explains her pursuit of a degree in Library Science, her two years at Columbia University, and her early career in the Medical Library Association. Dr. Brodman then discusses her career at the National Library of Medicine and the differences between the Army Medical Library of the 1940s and the National Library of Medicine of the 1970s. She mentions the development of MEDLARS and GRACE and the demise of the Index Catalog. Dr. Brodman tells of coming to Washington University School of Medicine Library and changes in libraries over the decades. The several interviewers next respond to Dr. Brodman's questions about the changes in the Washington University School of Medicine Library. The interview ends with Estelle Brodman's statement on how fulfilling and exciting medical librarianship has been for her.

Transcript : 17 leaves.

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